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Table 3 Clinical discharge diagnosis, case fatality and contribution to overall mortality in a neonatal care unit (N = 5033). Ranked according to case fatality

From: Cause-specific neonatal mortality in a neonatal care unit in Northern Tanzania: a registry based cohort study

Diagnosis** Admitted Case fatality Proportion of deaths
  n (%) n (%) (%)
RDS 99 (2.0) 52 (52.5) 9.7
Congenital malformation 111 (2.2) 49 (44.1) 9.1
Asphyxia 1351 (26.8) 321 (23.8) 59.9
Prematurity 930 (18.4) 208 (22.4) 38.8
MAS 103 (2.0) 8 (7.9) 1.5
Neonatal infection 776 (15.4) 58 (7.5) 10.8
Other conditions 230 (4.6) 8 (3.5) 1.5
Neonatal jaundice 174 (3.5) 5 (2.9) 0.9
Risk of infection 852 (16.9) 11 (1.3) 2.1
LGA (>4000 g) 538 (10.7) 5 (0.9) 0.9
Normal for observation 368 (7.3) 0 0
TTN 132 (2.6) 0 0
Growth characteristics    
Birth weight <2500 g 1459 (29.0) 279 (19.1) 52.1
Gestational age <37 weeks 1178 (25.8) 217 (18.4) 40.5
  1. **A neonate having more than one diagnosis is counted more than once; therefore proportion of deaths exceeds 100%. Abbreviations: LGA (Large for gestational age), MAS (meconium aspiration syndrome), RDS (Respiratory Distress Syndrome), TTN (Transient Tachpnoea of Newborn).